New York World's Fair was intended to last just two short seasons, yet
some elements of 'The Fair' continue to serve a purpose today.
guide maps, pamphlets, booklets, and other ephemera all continue to
serve as beautifully designed
souvenirs of our parents' or grandparents' visit to a world of "Peace
Several of the then-futuristic structures and exhibits were designed to
be dismantled and re-installed elsewhere following their time in New
York. A few others were designed to be
permanent operational features of the completed Flushing
Meadows Corona Park.
The World's Fair "merchandise machine" made everything from napkins
with the Unisphere on them to toys based on pavilions for people to
take home as souvenirs. There are entire books devoted to figuring out
what all was made and sold to promote The Fair.
In this section, you will have an
opportunity to explore what remains of the 1964-65 New York World's
Fair through scans, photos, articles, and travelogue-style pieces about
some of the relics of an event which would bring the entire world to
the heart of Queens.